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How to Contest your Queens Property Taxes and(or) Building Classification
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty . One issue that we see a lot here in Queens is a property tax assessment that doesn’t match the legal use o...
Restaurants Can Throw Dog Lovers a Bone
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NYC Employment Defense Attorney “I’m so pleased that the city Department of Health threw dog lovers a bone,” Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) was quoted as saying by The New York Daily N...
The Workers’ Compensation Has Ruled Against You—What Are Your Options?
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
by Pyrros & Serres LLP , Workers Compensation Attorneys Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York You were hurt on the job and filed a legitimate claim, but the New York State Workers’ Compensatio...
Playground Injuries on the Rise: How You Can Protect Your Child
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
by Steven Palermo | May 11, 2016  Kids love to play outdoors and physical exercise is good for them. The fact that playground injuries are on the rise may be frightening to some parents. Even so, t...
The Zadroga Act—What is It and How Does It Affect Workers' Compensation?
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Author:Pyrros & Serres LLP In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, many people volunteered to help clean up after the devastation of the twin towers at the World Trade Center. Many of those volunte...
How Far Do Privacy Rights Stretch for a Child’s Safety?
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
A father recorded a conversation between his son and his ex-wife’s live-in boyfriend. Later on, when he turned in the recording as evidence, the boyfriend’s attorney challenged the admissibility of...
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Our Blog—A Place to Learn More about Our Practice Employment Law | Personal Injury | Medical Malpractice | Construction Site Accidents | Premises Liability | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Motor ...
EEOC Alleges Discrimination Based on Applications Requiring Medical History
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens, New York City Employment Defense Firm As employers, when you ask for medical information on a job application, you raise a red flag for the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) an...
Advantages Of Advertising On NYC Billboards & Buildings
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
Using billboards to advertise may seem old-fashioned in our technology-driven era. With the internet and the many platforms it reaches out to, why would we still want to advertise with something as...
Restaurants Weigh in on Replacing Tipping with Service Charges
Apr 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 204 204 recommendations | email to a friend
Queens New York Employment Defense Attorneys Human Resource Consulting Law Firm Various restaurants across the country are in the process of changing tipping into service charges. The Seattle Eater...

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Not just the GOP
Dear Editor, In the May 5th issue, Robert LaRosa did his usual castigation of Republican politicians, in this case Donald Trump, as if Democrats are immune to the faux pas. Just last week while cam...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liberal chickens
Dear Editor, Regarding Mayor Bill de Blasio's call to boycott Chick-fil-A, the "culture war" over “all things gay” is exposing a lot of liberal bigots who believe it's perfectly okay to discriminat...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thank a cop
Dear Editor, National Police Week runs from May 15 through May 21, and we should honor all those fallen officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the community they served with pride and devotio...
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Rich of Procida?
Dear Editor, To respond to Mr. John Procida (“Rich of poor?” - May 12), I was wondering where you heard that these groups of politicians are looking to print this so-called money? It was May 9 when...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gender bender
Dear Editor, I don't understand the legal battle between North Carolina and the Justice Department over who can use what public restrooms. Can I use the women's restroom at this newspaper's offices...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasting money
Dear Editor, Drip, drip, drip, watch your tax dollars go down the drain. Have you seen the "Don't Let Tax, Water, Or Repair Charges Come Between You and Your Property" full-page ads in many weekly ...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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New e-cig regs
Dear Editor, The American Lung Association of the Northeast applauds the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for releasing the long-awaited rules giving the agency regulatory authority over all tobacc...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Protect benefits
Dear Editor, As we mark Older Americans Month in May, it is important to remember that many retirees across our nation and community are facing the cancellation or loss of their earned retirement h...
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Bag the fee
Dear Editor, The City Council has approved a new five-cent bag fee for consumers who don't use their own bags. I'm for recycling, but not for taxing the poor who cannot afford another expense when ...
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5 cents adds up
Dear Editor, New York City is helping the supermarkets handsomely since the five-cent bag charge goes to the supermarket, not the city. What was a cost of doing business now is pure profit to the s...
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Wasting money
Dear Editor, Drip, drip, drip, watch your tax dollars go down the drain. Have you seen the "Don't Let Tax, Water, Or Repair Charges Come Between You and Your Property" full-page ads in many weekly ...
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Rich or poor?
Dear Editor, The Democrats, Socialists, liberals, progressives, and Communists think that making a nation richer is by printing money and creating a $19 trillion dollar. The Republicans, Conservati...
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More than a library
Dear Editor, I'm delighted that the Kew Gardens Hills library branch at Vleigh Place and 72nd Avenue will re-open this fall after being closed since 2013. Perhaps Queens Library President Dennis Wa...
May 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let Pop's go
Dear Editor, I think we need to celebrate the re-opening of Pop's instead of publishing the incessant complaining of this venture by Maria Thompson. Rather than opening yet another $.99 store or Ch...
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Wordplay
Dear Editor, I must give credit to Donald Trump. During a recent campaign speech, he honored the first responders of "7/11," but he neglected to mention the WWII veterans who lost their lives on th...
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A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in TaipeiBy Jussi Rosendahl and Tuomas Forsell HELSINKI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. In a move that clearly puts the stamp of two-year chief executive Satya Nadella on the U.S. company, Microsoft said it would shed up to 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and write down $950 million from the business. It did not say how many employees currently work on smartphones in the group as a whole. Shares of Microsoft were trading around $52 late Wednesday, roughly flat with their $51.59 close Tuesday, but significantly up from $34.20 when Nadella became CEO in February 2014.


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Chairman and chief executive of Alibaba Group Ma reacts during a session at the WEF in Dalian(Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's accounting practices to determine whether they violated federal laws, the Chinese e-commerce company said, news that sent its shares down nearly 7 percent on Wednesday. Alibaba, a massive business selling to a growing middle class in the world's most populous country, said it was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC focused on the accounting for logistics firm Cainiao Network, which Alibaba owns with several courier companies in China, as well as operating data from its Singles' Day, an annual sale that accounts for more than the combined sales of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events in the United States, according to Alibaba's annual report filed on Tuesday.


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Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, right, announces Texas' lawsuit to challenge President Obama's transgender bathroom order during a news conference in Austin, Texas, Wednesday May 25, 2016. Texas and several other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM, MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.


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